Tuesday, September 2, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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When the long arm of law is twisted
and out of reach

SHO, ASI summoned in ‘torture’ case
Taking cognizance of an FIR alleging illegal confinement and third degree torture of a youth, the Chief Judicial Magistrate has summoned the Station House Officer and an Assistant Sub Inspector of the Sadar police station to the court.

Hapless father of rape victim moves court
Faridabad: Poor people are often victimised by the very people who are supposed to protect them. The case of Charan Singh, a resident of Sanjay Colony here, is a case in point.

Murder or suicide: Victim’s father seeks fair probe
Sonepat: Dharambir’s son, Naresh, was found hanging in a liquor shop at Rathdhana More on August 27 night. 

Conman in uniform lands in lock-up
New Delhi, September 1
The North-East district police today arrested a person who has from time to time posed as a CBI officer, an inspector, a sub-inspector and a head constable. 
Delhi police personnel displaying the seized fake uniforms. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Civic bodies told to pay salaries on time
Rohtak, September 1
The government has directed the municipal councils and municipal committees in the state to ensure payment of salary to their respective employees before the seventh of every month.




Alarming incidence of cervical cancer among Indian women
New Delhi, September 1
High prevalence of cervical cancer in the country has not been a reason enough for the authorities to start a screening programme. Doctors regret that despite the World Health Organisation expressing concern over very high incidence of cervical cancer deaths among Indian women, the country lacks a screening programme for the malignant disease.

Delhi firepersons trying to rescue a casual MCD employee
Delhi firepersons trying to rescue a casual MCD employee, who threatened to commit suicide in the Capital on Monday. — Photo Kamal Singh

DUSU elections
Sloganeering is OK, debates are not
New Delhi, September 1
Ever ready to outsmart rivals with the aid of glossy posters, pamphlets and stickers, pasted zealously on college walls and Blueline buses, the candidates contesting the Delhi University Students Union elections are shy of debates and the like.

Citizen rewarded for tip-off on terror plans
New Delhi, September 1
Delhi Police Commissioner R. S. Gupta today announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for a person who had provided valuable information last week about a possible terrorist attack in the Capital. The identity of the person is being kept a secret for his security.

Noida Citizens Forum: Spreading bhagidari spirit in the township
Prof YashpalT
he idea of setting up the Noida Citizens Forum took birth in the minds of a group of eminent Noida residents during the construction of the now prestigious Noida Toll Bridge-DND (Delhi-Noida-Delhi). These citizens then got together to articulate the citizen’s concerns regarding the damage to forest cover, effects on the ecological balance and pollution etc because of the massive DND project.


Tubewells run on silt in dry Khadar belt
Sonepat, September 1
Large number of tubewells installed by the farmers in the Khadar tract, between the National Highway No. 1 and the Yamuna river, have dried up following the considerable fall in the water level in the past few years.

CPM demands withdrawal of petrol price hike
Rohtak, September 1
The Communist Party (Marxist) and the Lok Janshakti Party have, in separate statements, condemned the hike in the petrol and diesel prices and described the decision as anti-people.

  • JD (U) Haryana condemns petrol price hike

  • DPCC warns of protest against increase

Banquet halls have only ‘nuisance’ value here
Sonepat, September 1
The banquet halls in this fast growing industrial city of Haryana have become a source of nuisance for the residents living around them. According to a report, the celebrations in these banquet halls continue late in the night and music is played on high pitch, which makes it difficult for the residents to sleep.

Youth shot at for bid to separate warring groups
Sonepat, September 1
Jagbir, a youth was shot at as he attempted to separate two groups clashing at Bajana Kalan village about 20 km from here last evening. According to a report, the youth was rushed to the local civil hospital wherefrom he was referred to the PGIMS at Rohtak for further treatment. 

  • Two bodies found

  • Youth robbed

  • Engineering institute

  • Construction division working ‘unsatisfactory’

  • 10 injured in group clash

Amity meetings mourn death of students in Goa
New Delhi, September 1
Shocked by the death of five of their students in a mishap in Goa, the Amity Institutions held condolence meetings and also organised a Shanti Yagya to pay homage to the students. The five students who were on a study trip to Goa drowned in the sea. The bodies were fished out and brought to the Capital. To pay homage to the students and offer relief to their families, the Amity Group has announced the full refund of their fees and security deposits.

Minister pays surprise visit to Old Delhi Rly Station
New Delhi, September 1
Passengers and authorities at the Old Delhi Railway Station were taken in by surprise today when the Minister of State for Railways, Mr Bandaru Dattatraya, came for a visit unannounced.

Scare over gas leak
Sonepat, September 1
A large number of residents rushed out of their houses in panic in Sujan Singh Park here last night following a gas leak in a tanker. The tanker was among four others, which were headed for cold storage units.

The activists of Surbhi Pariwar clamouring for population control
The activists of Surbhi Pariwar clamouring for population control in the Capital on Monday. 
— Photo by Kamal Singh

Massive Rewari rally guns for Chautala
Rewari, September 1
The heavy turnout of people from various parts of Ahirwal at the Swabhiman Rally in Rao Tula Ram Park here yesterday, roused the spirits of former minister Rao Narbir Singh to such an extent that he boldly announced that if people continued to extend support and voted him to power, he would settle old scores with Mr Om Prakash Chautala.

Woman sets herself on fire
Bhiwani, September 1
Sunita (23), wife of Jagdish of Ghasola village under Charkhi Dadri subdivision committed suicide by setting herself ablaze today. She reportedly bolted the door from inside and poured kerosene over her.

  • Held for selling spurious ghee

  • Scribes’ dharna

  • Admission notice for M Phil

  • Youth welfare

NLP rally for fair deal to Urdu
New Delhi, September 1
Hundreds of activists of the National Loktantrik Party Delhi unit today demonstrated near Delhi Secretariat against the ‘step-motherly’ attitude of the Congress Government vis-à-vis the Urdu language in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

  • Prakashotsav

Record rainfall augurs well for crops
Faridabad, September 1
Faridabad has received a record rainfall this monsoon season. The town has received about 800 mm of rain so far, as against an average of about 350 mm of rain received from June to September last year.


Auto-lifters held, vehicles seized
New Delhi, September 1
The North-West district has claimed to have arrested two auto-lifters from Mukhmil Pur and seized three vehicles which they had stolen from the Model Town and Mukherjee Nagar.

  • Robber caught


Traders back students on varsity affiliation
Bhiwani, September 1
A complete bandh was observed by the traders of the main markets today in support of the students’ protest against the affiliation of colleges of the district to Sirsa University.


Man gets six-yr RI for rape
New Delhi, September 1
A city court has sentenced a man to rigorous imprisonment for six years for raping his relative at knife-point in Central Delhi. Additional Sessions Judge (Mahila Court) Swaran Kanta has also ordered the convict Raj Kumar to pay a fine of Rs 4,000 after finding him guilty of the heinous crime.



Fashion shows add zing to changing lifestyle in city
Faridabad, September 1
Fashion shows held here may not be as glamorous as those held in Mumbai and Delhi, but the concept seems to have caught the imagination of the youths here, who want to cash in on the vast array of opportunities that it provides.


Medical services at Arogya Sansthan
New Delhi, September 1
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today inaugurated the indoor services at the Dr Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan at Karkardooma in East Delhi. The OPD services have already begun at the 200-bed Sansthan, constructed by the PWD at a cost of Rs 50 crore.


Salwan Marathon in October
New Delhi, September 1
The 9th Salwan Marathon will be held on October 2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The road race is recognised by the Amateur Athletic Federation of India and would be conducted jointly by the Delhi State Amateur Athletic Association, the Services Sports Control Board and the Central Reserve Police Force.

CRPF swim away with golds in Police Aquatics
New Delhi, September 1
Central Reserve Police Force swept all the three gold medals at stake on the opening day of the 52nd All-India Police Aquatic and Cross Country Championship at the Talkatora swimming pool on Monday.

Hindustan Club record narrow victory
New Delhi, September 1
Hindustan Club scored a narrow 1-0 victory against Moonlight Club in a Group A match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Qamar, Jitender  hit gold
New Delhi, September 1
Indian boxers struck it rich in the Commonwealth Championship at Kuala Lumpur when they won two gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Ali Qamar and Jitender lifted gold medals. Qamar defeated his Pakistan rival to bag the gold. 

Subodh bowls KVS Hindon to semis
New Delhi, September 1
A devastating medium-pace bowling display by Subodh, who claimed six wickets for 25 runs, helped Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Air Force Station, Hindon defeat Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan No 3, Delhi Cantonment by three wickets and entered the semi-final of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Under-19 Regional Cricket Tournament at the KVS No 1, Delhi Cantonment.

Cambridge School to host Radha Kishan cricket
New Delhi, September 1
The 14th Radha Kishan Cricket Tournament will be held at the Cambridge Foundation School ground from September 14. Top teams of the Capital are expected to participate in the tournament.

Ravinder powers Ramjas to victory
New Delhi, September 1
Deadly bowing (4 for 7) by man of the match Ravinder Panwar helped Ramjas no-2 beat Balbharti Public School, Rajender Nagar, by 10 wickets and entered in the quarter-final of the IIIrd Ramjas Inter School (Under-17) Cricket Tournament of Ramjas sports complex ground.

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